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Apple says Qualcomm refused to provide modem chips for last year's iPhones

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And speaking to the high-level nature of the discussions, Williams said that he contacted Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf directly about securing a licensing agreement. Here, the team will aim to prove the royalty payments are justified, such is leadership position Qualcomm has worked up in the segment, and the licensing arrangement is the most beneficial and simplistic way to do business. Read More »

Is Facebook’s 10-year challenge really as innocent as it seems?

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The challenge has been widely shared on both Twitter and Instagram , with various hashtags - from #HowHardDidAgingHitYou to #10yearchallenge to #GlowUp. O'Neill says what sets this "challenge" apart from simply posting photos is that they are clearly labeled as "then and now" and make it easier for data mining. Read More »

Hold the phone: Motorola Razr is making a comeback

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According to a Wall St Journal report, tech company Lenovo and Verizon have teamed up to create a modern version of the much-loved mobile. It wouldn't mark the first time that Motorola has attempted to resurrect the Razr name. Unfortunately, Motorola subsequently endured something of an identity crisis, bouncing between corporate owners and shifting its focus from the premium end of the market to more budget-minded devices. Read More »

Windows 7 Update Support Ends One Year From Today

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Microsoft moved Steven Sinofsky from Office to "get the trains running on time", which he largely did, fixing most of the problems of Vista, re-focusing the marketing on Windows 7 as something new and different, as opposed to Windows Vista R2, which is what it really was. Read More »

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and Foldable Phone Could Launch Next Month

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Oof. Samsung will make over one million units for its upcoming foldable phone in initial stock and it will be launched within the first half of 2019, the firm's mobile boss says. These rumors leave little doubt that both carriers were hinting at the Galaxy S10 all along. However, Samsung has not confirmed the Samsung Galaxy S10 name or any details in its invite, but it does cite the fact that "this year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Galaxy series". Read More »

Samsung Reveals 219-Inch TV Called 'The Wall'

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Each year, CES is the ideal platform for tech companies to showcase their products in a massive way. It's safe to say Samsung's massive unveiling stole the show at CES 2019 . However, there is no word if and when the TV will go on sale. Who really needs an 8K TV? Sony's Master Series Z9G doesn't care though - seeing as it has an advanced machine learning algorithm for upscaling to 8K, and the hefty X1 Ultimate processor to power it. Read More »

Lexus Debuts LC Convertible Concept in Detroit

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Toyota's luxury brand won raves when it revealed the LC Coupe concept a few years back, and generated even more praise when it translated the show vehicle into a production model. What this all means is that Lexus is thinking about a convertible LC. Even if this concept is little more than an LC Coupe with its roof lopped off, the result is still very pretty. Read More »

Redmi Note 7 with 48MP camera launched at just Rs 10500

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The USP of the new Redmi Note 7 (as rumored previously) is the 48-megapixel rear snapper with Sony IMX586 sensor. Up front , there is a 13-megapixel selfie sensor as well. As per the certification on TENAA , the smartphone could come with a 6.3-inch display and a beefy 3,900mAh battery . While the phone maker hasn't revealed the name of the device, it is expected to be called either the Redmi X or Redmi Pro 2. Read More »

Rumor: Nokia 6.2 with a punch-hole display & Snapdragon 632 coming soon

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The phone is available in Steel/Copper, Iron/Steel and Blue/Silver. Smart Amp beefs up the sound on the single speaker giving the phone a decent audio quality. You can activate Do Not Disturb anytime you want to disconnect. These optics deliver high-quality images and are super-senstive. It comes in White, Blue and Black colour options. Read More »

Google Assistant Now Lets You Check-In to Flights by Voice and More

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And as a bonus on Smart Displays like the Home Hub , the Assistant will even provide a written texts alongside verbal translation to help lessen the chance of any miscommunication. Among other upgrades that were announced , Google said that its Assistant would now be able to check into flight as well as book hotels. Now playing: Watch this: Google Assistant Connect paves a path for wacky future. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S10 Battery Capacity Revealed

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Of course, EE doesn't explicitly say that it's talking about the Galaxy S10 , so there is a possibility this could be for a new Galaxy J, or Galaxy A handset. The smartphone will mark the ten-year anniversary of the Galaxy series and the expectations are quite high. Other leaks indicate embedded cameras under the display for an Infinity-O display. Read More »

Verizon Takes Swipe at AT&T Over Its '5G E' Upgrade

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AT&T was the second United States operator to launch a commercial 5G service, however its network is limited to mobile hotspot services in parts of 12 cities in what seemed to be a last-ditch attempt to honour its pledge to go live in 2018. Read More »

CES 2019: Samsung Expand 'Connected Car' With HARMAN

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Another person who saw the device at CES 2019 likens the experience to when Nokia launched its first folder phone. The Galaxy S10 E will provide a more affordable solution to customers that want to experience a device from the flagship category, but it will also get the least number of features. Read More »

AMD announces Radeon VII graphics: Zen 2 on track

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Read about the key features of the AMD Radeon VII graphics below. AMD had Battlefield V and Far Cry 5 results on stage showing a 1fps lead for the new Vega-based Radeon VII, but with the Vulkan-based Strange Brigade you could see a massive 20% performance lead for the AMD card at 4K Ultra settings. Read More »

Apple trolls Google with giant billboard at CES 2019

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The biggest week in consumer technology is underway in Las Vegas. While Apple isn't formally attending the world's biggest trade show, it has taken out a massive billboard covering the side of a hotel that overlooks the Las Vegas Convention Center where its rivals are expected to have a massive presence, according to CNBC . Read More »

Nvidia Announces GeForce RTX 2060, 40 New Laptop Models

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An upscaled version of the recent m15, this new model adds a 17-inch screen (obviously) and Nvidia's latest mobile GPU, which is likely going to be called the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q (but that's not finalized yet). The first GeForce RTX-based laptops will launch on January 29th, Huang confirmed, with pricing yet to be announced . In terms of graphics, you'll get a choice between the RTX 2060 (6GB GDDR6), RTX 2070 (8GB GDDR6) or RTX 2080 (8GB GDDR6) GPUs. Read More »

HTC unveils Vive Cosmos PC VR headset - Peripherals

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The company unveiled a new Vive Pro Eye headset, which has eye tracking features built directly in, eliminating the need for external controllers. Now with Viveport Infinity, we're offering our members the best value in VR content with 100x more choice, all at one low price. Read More »

HP announces world’s first AMD-based Chromebook

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The HP Chromebook 14 features a 14-inch IPS display . That gets you the AMD A4 processor with a 768p non-touch panel , but I was told that the version with a 1080p touchscreen should come in closer to $300, making it an easy choice for an upgrade. Read More »

The Google Assistant Will Soon Be Available on One Billion Devices

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It expects that by the end of this month the Google Assistant will be available on one billion devices , Google stating in a blog post on Monday, noting that this is up from 500 million devices from May of a year ago. Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) expects its Google Assistant to be on 1B devices (including Android phones and smart speakers) by the end of the month. Contextual knowledge from the LG ThinQ AI assistant will also intelligently weave the assistant's together, remembering ... Read More »

Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC Characters Codenames Leaked

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Who those characters are at the moment, however, remains a mystery. Jack was confirmed to be Joker from Persona 5 while Piranha Plant was a pre-order DLC. Other theories say that Jack is a reference to Jack Frost, a demon also from the Persona franchise. These include codenames for Joker from Persona 5 and the Piranha Plant from the Mario Bros. Read More »

New Windows 10 build silences Cortana, brings passwordless accounts

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However, if you're someone like an IT pro (or a friendly neighbourhood tech reviewer) who regularly has to wipe and configure a bunch of machines, Cortana's persistent blathering can drive you and everyone in your vicinity bonkers. In the meantime, it will ask you not to upgrade to the latest Windows 10 update if you have one built-in account with admin privileges as it might block all the admin functions. Read More »

Xiaomi’s Foldable Phone May Have Leaked Online, Watch It In Action Here

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The device will use the company's new Infinity Flex Display and be available next year. Looks like other OEMs are following Samsung's footsteps, one of them is said to be Xiaomi . Samsung and Huawei have already committed to releasing their foldable screen smartphones this year, and it is being reported that LG, Motorola, and Xiaomi will release similar devices in 2019. Read More »

Apple shares close almost 10pc lower after China sales warning

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Nevertheless, CFRA Research analyst Angelo Zino noted that the trade-ins are available only through Apple Stores, while most iPhones are sold through wireless carriers. "I think there are a heck of a lot of USA companies that have a lot of sales in China that are basically going to be watching their earnings be downgraded next year". Read More »

Slightly Mad devs to make VR-ready rival to Xbox and PlayStation

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Speaking with Variety , Slightly Mad Studios' Ian Bell confirmed that the Mad Box console will arrive in around 3 years and "it will be a console as is the Xbox and PlayStation ". All the intended Mad Box specs we have so far boil down to 4K resolution gaming, and - crucially - support for virtual reality headsets . "Prices will drop with ship quantity but we're not planning on taking as large a cut as other console owners to enable us to cut prices massively", said Bell. Read More »

Google's Fuchsia OS will reportedly run Android apps

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So it looks as if Fuchsia OS is being created to use a unique version of the Android Runtime (ART) so that the platform could support Android applications. Google has now confirmed via a code comment that Fuchsia OS will support Android apps, but the Android apps will run in a specially designed version of the Android Runtime. Read More »

Apple iPhone XS Max catches fire, claims owner

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The victim complained about it to Apple but received a lackluster response. He is "contemplating legal action" against the $750 billion company, according to the report . Check out the photos below-shared via iDrop News . Nearly half of the display is charred and deformed. He also emailed them pictures of his damaged phone. Read More »